Tuesday, July 4, 2017

"La classe de français- Level 1 Reader 4 French

La classe de confessiones 

"La classe de français.”

clase de confesiones 2Tag-team at its best! This summer, I am teaming up with my French-teacher-Spanish-speaker-Department Chair, Alicia González, to translate my first Language Learner Spanish Level 1 Reader "La clase de confesiones." We both taught Spanish Level I last year and introduced "La classe de confesiones."  The novel was such a bit hit, and our students loved it so much, that they asked for a part 2, which is now published. Now, we have decided that our French Learners should be able to join in on all the classroom fun and confessions with "La classe de confessions: "La classe de français." Our goal is to align our courses and units as much as possible, and this Language Learner Novel series is our first step! The novel will be available on Teacherpayteachers.com late August and in print early September. We are working diligently with artists and copy editors to make this happen!
Enjoy the first paragraph and please give us feedback!!
Synopsis: Charles hates French class with a passion but finds the will to survive when he lays eyes on Justine. She is the reason he "tolerates" his boring class. However, his secret crush is compromised when his teacher decides to “shake things up a bit” in class. A simple writing assignment turns out to be a lethal injection to his social life and by extension his chances with Justine. First, his nosy teacher tries to “set him up with Justine,” this plan immediately backfires. Then, the unthinkable happens and Charles is stunned. This turns into one of the most embarrassing moments in his life. But all is not lost. If Charles plays his cards right, he could have a winning hand.   Charles invites you to come along on this adventure into "La classe de confessiones" where everyone has a confession even the teacher!
  • High-frequency vocabulary
  • Present tense verbs 
  • Telling time 
  • Classroom vocabulary 
  • Teacher/student dynamic (and banter)
  • The timeless story of a classroom crush... gone awry
  • Good old fashion lines... some from your favorite teachers!

Chapitre 1

La classe de français
C’est mardi. Il est dix heures du matin et Charles est heureux. Il est heureux parce que c’est son jour favorit et son heure favorite. Il est heureux parce qu’il va à sa classe favorite: la classe de français. La classe de français est sa classe favorite, mais pas à cause de raisons normales. Par exemple, Charles n’aime ni lire ni écrire ni chercher des mots dans le dictionnaire. Mais, pour être un bon élève dans la classe de français, les élèves doivent lire, écrire et chercher des mots dans le dictionnaire. Charles ne lit pas, n’écrit pas beaucoup, et ne cherche pas de mots dans le dictionnaire. Il ne fait pas ses devoirs non plus. Un autre fait intéressant de la classe de français, c’est que Charles n’aime pas le professeur, Monsieur Martin. “Le professeur Martin me casse les pieds,” pense Charles.Il n’aime pas le style du professeur parce que Monsieur Martin parle, parle et parle.

French Teachers, let us know what you think! Merci Beaucoup... and the confessions won't end there. Part 2 is on the horizon!

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